When I created this year’s bucket list, I anticipated a few items being left out or put off until 2016. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to post completely ridiculous dreams and hope for the best, but it’s only September and things are not exactly going as planned.
I came up with ideas like sailing to Antarctica, trekking gorillas, cage diving with great whites, visiting multiple continents, hiking volcanoes and buying a house in California. It was all a little insane even for me but it’s only September and I only have 6 items left on my 2015 list, which include the following:
- Cage dive with great white sharks
- See polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba
- Water ski
- Visit Phuket, Thailand
- Go on a family trip and stay away from phones/computers the entire time
- Stay at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach
The Breakers, the family trip and water skiing are all booked before the end of the month. Cage diving with great whites is booked for October and Churchill and Thailand are booked for November. I’m going to complete the entire list with a month to add more.
People argue that creating a list restricts you or sets unrealistic goals leaving you discouraged, but creating a list is about imagining the impossible and finding ways to live the best life. I’m not upset if I don’t complete every item every year. I’m not discouraged if life changes direction and my items no longer match. I’m excited and thrilled to have accomplished so many of my dreams and creating a list gives me that direction.
I want to show Athena that this world is the most beautiful place and I want to continue seeing it for myself.
What’s something that you’ve accomplished on your list this year? Let’s share in the success together.